Widex Hearing Aids

Models, Features, Prices, and Reviews

Widex is one of the largest hearing aid brands in the world. The company was founded in Denmark in 1956 by Christian Tøpholm, a gifted Swiss engineer, and Erik Westermann, a savvy Danish entrepreneur who had both worked for Oticon hearing aid Founder William Demant. It experienced considerable success and growth; today Widex hearing aids specialize in innovative ways to deliver the best possible sound quality and performance in real-life situations.

In March 2019, Widex merged with Sivantos, which includes Rexton and Signia (formerly Siemens Hearing Instruments). The combined parent company, WS Audiology, is now the third-largest hearing aid company in the world and is still controlled by the Tøpholm and Westermann families. Its world headquarters are in Lynge, Denmark, with US headquarters in Hauppauge, NY.

Widex Hearing Aids

Widex hearing aid prices

Widex hearing aids range in price from $2,019 to $3,870 per device, depending on the model. Popular models include the EVOKE and MOMENT.

About Our Pricing Data

Average retail prices are calculated based on data from HearingTracker’s advertising platform. Consumers save an average of $559 per device on Widex hearing aids when using Hearing Tracker’s hearing aid discounts platform.

MOMENT hearing aids with Pure Sound and machine learning

Widex hearing aids have traditionally had a reputation for being popular with musicians and audiophiles, and MOMENT™, released in March 2020, seeks to build on this legacy. MOMENT features "ultrafast" ZeroDelay™ and PureSound™ technologies to deliver "the most pure, natural sound ever." PureSound relies on very fast signal processing of audio signals, minimizing the time difference between when processed/amplified sound from the hearing aid and natural unprocessed sounds through venting in the ear tip arrive at the ear drum. The goal of PureSound is to eliminate the phase differences between processed and unprocessed sounds and get rid of the artificial tinny effect that can contribute to inferior sound quality.

The video below demonstrates how PureSound works:

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MOMENT uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to allow the wearer to personalize and optimize their sound settings in any listening environment to increase listening comfort and sound quality. This proprietary Widex feature is called SoundSense Learn.

Wireless audio streaming in MOMENT

Widex MOMENT launched out the gates with full audio streaming capabilities for iPhone and iPad. In October 2021, Widex announced wireless audio streaming from Android without the need for accessories for the MOMENT BTE 13 D, BTE RD, RIC 312 D, and mRIC R D MOMENT form factors. All models support Widex’s suite of wireless accessories, but the RIC 10 form factor does not support wireless streaming directly from iOS or Android devices.

Let's briefly look at Widex's two latest technology innovations, both of which are rechargeable RIC hearing aids featuring full connectivity and audio streaming from both Apple iOS and Android devices, as well as Widex accessories.

Widex Smartric With Man

The new L-shaped Widex SmartRIC.

MOMENT SmartRIC: A new shape for sound

Widex launched its latest innovation in February 2024, the MOMENT SmartRIC, a groundbreaking design that departs from the traditional RIC style. SmartRIC features an innovative L-shaped design, with a 20-degree curvature at the top that elevates its dual-directional microphones. This strategic positioning is also said to ensure optimal alignment with the wearer's focus, improving the signal-to-noise ratio, particularly in challenging auditory settings.

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop explains why MOMENT SmartRIC marks a significant departure from Widex's traditional offerings, presenting a fresh approach in both design and functionality. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

SmartRIC distinguishes itself with additional refinements. Its redesigned microphone inlets effectively reduce wind and touch noise, enhancing overall listening comfort and naturalness.

Boasting an impressive battery life of up to 37 hours on a single charge, the SmartRIC stands out as Widex's longest-lasting RIC yet. Its sleek portable charging case is one of the best looking and feeling in the industry, offering convenient recharging capabilities. With a compact design, the charger can fully replenish the SmartRIC in just 4 hours, providing an additional 8 hours of usage with a quick 30-minute charge. Furthermore, the charger accommodates 5 extra charges for on-the-go convenience.

Widex MOMENT SHEER

Introduced in September 2022— two years after the original launch of the MOMENT platform—Widex MOMENT SHEER sRIC RD is designed to extend the benefits of natural sound to support overall well-being and improvement in difficult listening situations. SHEER features the company’s PureSound™ technology found in all MOMENT aids, as well as acoustically superior ear-tips, more versatile AI personalization, and Widex SoundRelax, which is a new palette of fractal sounds to manage tinnitus and to support relaxation, concentration, and wellbeing.

In this video, HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop provides an overview of the new Widex MOMENT SHEER receiver-in-canal hearing aid. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

SHEER takes over from the Widex mRIC. From a physical standpoint, the aids look identical. However, Widex has redesigned the sRIC’s microphone ports so it’s easier and more comfortable for sRIC users to hear, process, place, and discern sounds in even the most complex listening environments.

Widex MOMENT SHEER also has a new charger which is an upgrade from what some users viewed as a hard-to-open lid. Additionally, the My Sound 2.0 app has been updated with new A-B comparisons that include compression settings that give users greater choice when fine-tuning their own listening preferences.

Importantly, three new styles of eartips have also been added in SHEER that expands the fitting range of the hearing aids to accommodate more severe hearing losses.

Grab a set of good-quality headphones and listen to Widex MOMENT SHEER yourself by clicking on the red Play buttons below.

Widex MOMENT

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13 reviews

Listed prices are for a pair of hearing aids in US dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and may vary by region.

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Quiet Office
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With the introduction of SHEER, Widex also added eight new tones in its tinnitus feature, SoundRelax (see below), an audio library that brings the calming effect of soft tones and modulated nature sounds to wearers—with and without tinnitus (see video below).

SoundSense Learn and the MOMENT MySound app

Found in the MOMENT MySound smartphone app, SoundSense Learn lets the wearer select their environment and listening goals, then listen and compare two sound profiles, and choose one they like best. Based on the wearer’s choices, the hearing aid learns what settings they like and improves their hearing experience in real time. This Widex-exclusive feature allows the wearer more control even in the most difficult listening environments and offers the hearing care professional insights into their patients’ sound preferences to further enhance treatment.

Skip ahead to the 18:46-minute mark to see HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop's review of Widex Moment! Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

With SoundSense Learn, MOMENT wearers can create and name their own, personalized programs. If they wish, they can save the settings. It also lets wearers make individual volume adjustments on each hearing aid, adjust the directionality of microphones, and set location-based programs to switch on automatically. The MOMENT smartphone app also generates automatic updates that will give the user access to new features and product enhancements.

With the September 2022 launch of SHEER, MySound 2.0 has built on two different approaches to sound personalization: Made by You and Made for You.

  • Made by You allows you to compare sounds through a series of A/B comparisons, and then the hearing aids tailor the experience to your listening preferences. With SHEER, these A/B comparisons have also been updated to include compression preferences, so there are now over 10 times more comparisons than the original MySound, allowing for greater individualization.
  • Made for You collects and analyzes preferences from Widex users all around the world, then presents recommendations for your own use.
MOMENT App

MOMENT App

The WIDEX MOMENT App allows you to personalize your listening experience by adjusting the volume, pitch, and directional focus of your hearing aids. The app allows you to create custom programs and use SoundSense Learn AI technology.

Functions

  • Remote Control

Compatible Aids

World-famous guitar player Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo Starr's All-Star Band explains in this Widex-produced video why it's not just his career that relies on his hearing; it’s his life. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

MOMENT CUSTOM hearing aids

Widex reduced the size of its processor engine by 40% in the Widex CUSTOM™ family to deliver hearing aids with custom cosmetic options without compromising sound quality. They deliver high-performance sound processing and Bluetooth connectivity through DEX™ accessories. Widex offers a number of in-ear CUSTOM-style hearing aids in the MOMENT family including MOMENT CIC Micro, CIC, Custom ITE, and ITE XP.

Widex Moment Custom Cic And Ite

Widex MOMENT CUSTOM Completely-in-Canal (CIC) and In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids.

Widex EVOKE hearing aids

Released in mid-2018, EVOKE™ features automatic sound processing, natural sound and performance in a variety of difficult listening environments, with SoundSense technology across all product styles and tiers. Like the newer MOMENT hearing aids, EVOKE uses machine learning to improve listening comfort.

Widex EVOKE

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41 reviews

Listed prices are for a pair of hearing aids in US dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and may vary by region.

The Widex EVOKE™ Fusion 2 is a Made-for-iPhone, receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid that comes in four performance levels. Machine learning and “SoundSense Learn” personalizes and optimizes sound settings in any listening environment, in real time. It lets you make on-the-fly choices that serve to constantly improve the performance of the EVOKE Fusion 2 hearing aids via two A/B sound profiles.

The Widex EVOKE smartphone app offers a variety of control options, including advanced control for streaming, volume and programs, directional focus, and more. With it, you can create and name your own personalized programs and save the settings. It also lets you make individual volume adjustments on each hearing aid, adjust the directionality of microphones, and set location-based programs to switch on automatically. The app also downloads automatic updates from Widex with new features and product enhancements.

Evoke comes in several form factors with many different color choices:

  • Evoke RIC 10 is the smallest RIC Evoke model with a size 10 disposable battery and can be controlled via the TONELINK™ app or a DEX accessory device.
  • Evoke behind-the-ear (BTE) 13 D uses a size 13 battery, provides direct streaming from iOS, and is controlled via the EVOKE™ app.
  • Evoke Fashion BTE and Evoke Fashion Mini BTE have a size 312 battery and can be controlled via the TONELINK™ app.
  • Evoke Fashion Power BTE for people with severe hearing loss uses a size 13 battery for the longest battery life in the line, and can be controlled via the TONELINK™ app.
  • Evoke custom hearing aids: Evoke is also available in CIC, CIC Micro, and XP ITE styles. Depending on size, most come with a push-button control and can be operated via the TONELINK app.

Notable Widex hearing aid features and technologies

Widex is a huge innovator in the world of hearing aids. Along with the first DSP in-ear hearing aid (Widex Senso in 1995), machine learning, and ultra-fast processing, Widex has a long-standing reputation as being the best hearing aid brand for musicians, and most consumers rate Widex as the best brand for natural music reproduction.

Widex was also the first company to pioneer longer attack/release times in hearing aid sound processing, which ultimately led to variable-speed compression that makes hearing aids sound "smoother" when in complex listening situations like music and noise. Many in the hearing industry also look to Widex as a pioneer in tinnitus relief, due in part to its Zen Fractal Technology, which offers a variety of sound therapy solutions for both the user and hearing care provider. Zen Fractal Technology is available in all hearing aid models.

Widex rechargeable hearing aids

MOMENT SHEER is one of the smallest rechargeable lithium-ion RIC on the market. The MOMENT rechargeables represent Widex's first foray into lithium-ion technology. Previously Widex worked with ZPower to supply retrofit silver-zinc rechargeable battery solutions for the older Evoke product line; however, with lithium-ion becoming the de facto rechargeable solution, all hearing aid manufacturers are now developing lithium-ion solutions.

New Widex SHEER charger

The new Widex standard charger for the SHEER hearing aid.

Aside from achieving a tiny hearing aid size, the lithium-ion solution also helps to provide improved moisture protection. With the standard charger, you can get a full day of use from Widex rechargeable hearing aids with a 4-hour charge, and 4 hours of use from quick 30-minute charge.

The company has also released the Widex Charge n Clean. It offers the same charging and use times along with a UV-C LED treatment that eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria, yeast and viruses, according to the company. Widex Charge n Clean is available for the SHEER and Moment BTE R D.

Widex Charge N Clean Chargers

Widex Charge n Clean chargers for the Moment sRIC R D and BTE R D hearing aids.

For its latest hearing aid, SmartRIC, Widex provides its first-ever portable charging solution, holding an impressive 5 extra charges. The compact charger can fit into your pocket or a small purse and features LEDs to alert you about its charging status. The charger fully recharges the SmartRIC in just 4 hours or provides an additional 8 hours of continuous use with a quick 30-minute charge. It uses a USB-C cable or can be charged on a Qi charger pad.

Widex Smartric And Charger

SmartRIC charger.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence where systems learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions on their own. In Widex MOMENT and EVOKE hearing aids, SoundSense Learn technology has hearing aid users listen to sound profiles suggested by an app on their smartphones. The user is presented with simple sound profiles via A/B comparisons, then listens and compares the sound profiles, and selects their preference for either A or B. The users’ choices are then fed back into a machine learning system, the Widex Cloud, where the process continues and new intelligent sound profiles are presented to other users. The SoundSense Learn feature constantly improves the personalized sound settings for various listening environments and is available to MOMENT and EVOKE wearers—right in the moment when they need them.

Fluid Sound Analyzer

Widex hearing aids automatically react to different listening environments with Fluid Sound Analyzer technology, and the Fluid Sound Controller automatically adjusts device settings to those different environments. This feature is known as SoundClass Technology and minimizes the need for additional dedicated programs. It distinguishes between settings with speech and without speech to allow for both comfort and clarity in any environment.

Widex tinnitus solutions

Widex was the first to employ tone-based sounds in hearing aids to treat tinnitus when it introduced its ZEN Therapy system in 2012. Widex hearing aids generate "fractal tones"—pleasant sounds that don't repeat (similar to a wind chime) to manage tinnitus noises in the ears and head. The Widex ZEN Tinnitus App allows listeners to stream soothing sounds through their hearing devices. Widex Zen Therapy also includes counseling, amplification, and relaxation techniques.

The new Widex SoundRelax, introduced with Widex SHEER in 2023, uses the fractal mathematics in ZEN to create constantly changing, soothing tones and harmonic melodies to relax the mind and aid concentration and well-being.

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop explores Widex's new SoundRelax sounds and compares them to the existing Zen tones. This video offers you a chance to listen to eight different SoundRelax sounds designed to manage tinnitus, reduce anxiety, and boost concentration. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

Widex hearing aid accessories

Widex hearing aid accessories transmit audio from your phone and TV directly to your hearing aids. (To learn which accessories work with the Widex hearing aids you wear, consult with your hearing healthcare provider.)

Widex SoundAssist

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop says Widex SoundAssist is the Swiss Army knife of hearing aid accessories because of its multi-functionality. Its features include: Partner mic mode (remote microphone function for wearing on the lapel of person you'd like to hear); Table mic mode (hear people at the table more easily); Hands-free phone calls (hear and converse through the hearing aids); Streaming mode (audio streaming from hearing aids); Remote control for Widex MOMENT Bluetooth hearing aids; and Telecoil Mode (let's you hear magnetic induction loop systems).

The Widex SoundAssist's features are covered in this video by Audiologist Matthew Allsop. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

Widex SoundConnect

Widex SoundConnect allows you to stream stereo audio directly from your computer to Bluetooth-enabled Moment hearing aids. It is a small plug-and-play Bluetooth device that looks like a tiny USB, and gives your computer up to 8 meters (8.5 yards) of connectivity with your hearing aids for video calls or any computer audio streaming.

Whether you're a user of an older Mac computer, or not a Mac user at all, then the Widex SoundConnect might be the perfect solution for you. The new accessory allows you to connect your Widex MOMENT hearing aids to any computer for audio streaming bliss. Audiologist Matthew Allsop explains the system. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

COMDEX™ and UNI-DEX™ Bluetooth streamers

Widex COM-DEX and UNI-DEX are hands-free neck-worn streamers that transmit high-quality sound to hearing aids from phones, MP3 players and other devices. COM-DEX pairs easily via Bluetooth to a variety of Bluetooth accessories. It also works with an optional COM-DEX Remote Mic to hear better over distances up to 10 meters. And a COM-DEX App enables smartphone control of your hearing aid’s Bluetooth settings.

COM-DEX

COM-DEX

A neck-worn streamer that delivers high-quality sound from any Android phone or Bluetooth device to Widex hearing aids.

UNI-DEX is a neck-worn plug-and-play solution that streams wireless audio to your hearing aids. Unlike COM-DEX, it uses a standard cable that plugs into a 3.5 mm mini-jack in your mobile phone, MP3 player or other device. A one-hour charge to the battery lets the UNI-DEX stream for up to 40 hours. No Bluetooth or pairing are required.

UNI-DEX

UNI-DEX

Streams audio from any device with a head-set mini-jack, including mobile phones, tablets, computers, or even the armrest audio players on airplanes.

CALL-DEX and PHONE-DEX 2 phone call solutions

CALL-DEX™ and PHONE-DEX 2™ make mobile and landline phone calls easier to hear and understand. If your mobile phone has a port for a 3.5 mm mini-jack, CALL-DEX will stream phone calls directly to your Widex hearing aids. CALL-DEX is a tiny accessory that inserts into the jack plug of your phone and lets you stream audio for up to 80 hours. No neck-loop is required.

CALL-DEX

CALL-DEX

Streams conversations straight from mobile phones to Widex hearing aids.

Functions

  • Smartphone Streamer

PHONE-DEX 2 is an all-purpose, cordless phone that streams calls directly to both hearing aids. There’s no feedback and no need for a telecoil program or streamer. And PHONE-DEX 2 can be used as a regular phone by anyone else in the family as well. It sits in a base station that also charges the cordless handset, which provides up to 10 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time before needing recharging. Phone-DEX 2 also includes an on-board answering machine feature.

PHONE-DEX 2

PHONE-DEX 2

A cordless phone that connects automatically with Widex hearing aids and provides improved speech understanding in both ears.

Functions

  • Landline Phone

Compatible Aids

TV PLAY streams to your EVOKE and MOMENT hearing aids

TV PLAY™ streams audio from your television direct to your MOMENT* and EVOKE hearing aids. It’s easy to set up, with minimal cables that connect to the digital audio out and powered USB ports on your TV. The device can sit next to the TV or be easily mounted on its back. Sound levels can be controlled via the hearing aid control buttons, RC-DEX, or the EVOKE app. *Widex states that compatibility with MOMENT will not come until late 2020.

TV PLAY

TV PLAY

TV PLAY streams audio wirelessly from your TV directly to your Widex hearing aids.

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

When TV PLAY is powered up, pairing is automatic—you just turn the hearing aids off and back on. And with the EVOKE smartphone app, you can adjust the volume of the TV and the volume of the hearing aids independently.

The TONELINK app uses a smartphone's speaker to transmit one-way acoustic commands that control key functions. Since these commands are sent in a coded sound from the smartphone to the hearing aid, users do not need Bluetooth or assistive listening devices. The TONELINK hearing aid app enables users to discreetly change programs, adjust volume, mute, and change directional focus.

Legacy Widex hearing aids

Widex's primary hearing aid lines are its flagship Moment hearing aids and its Evoke product line. However, the company previously manufactured and marketed the BEYOND™ and UNIQUE™ hearing aids, which may still be available in some global regions and in secondary marketplaces (e.g., eBay, etc).

BEYOND hearing aids

Widex BEYOND, introduced in 2016, is a Made-For-iPhone (2.4 GHz) hearing aid compatible with Widex's full suite of wireless DEX™ devices, including a streamer that provides Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio from non-Apple devices. A smartphone BEYOND App allows users to control their hearing aids, including streaming, hearing aid volume, directional focus, and sound equalization adjustments.

UNIQUE hearing aids

Widex UNIQUE hearing aids, introduced in 2015, feature Sound Class Technology that divides listening environments into nine distinct sound classes to better suit each wearer’s own sound situation. They include a Wind Noise Attenuation system that reduces wind noise, making the hearing aids more comfortable and making speech easier to hear, addressing a common challenge for hearing aid wearers. A Soft Level Noise Reduction system ensures that soft speech sounds are maintained for users while unwanted sounds are limited.

Other Widex legacy hearing aid models

  • Widex DREAM hearing aids
  • Widex SUPER hearing aids
  • Widex CLEAR hearing aids
  • Widex MIND hearing aids